The captain is back in Arizona.
UPDATED: Arizona has confirmed the signing, but didn’t release the financials.
Doan, 39 (turns 40 on Oct. 10), has spent his entire career with the Winnipeg/Phoenix/Arizona organization, and is coming off a highly productive campaign. He scored an impressive 28 goals and 47 points in 72 games, and looked invigorated by occasionally skating alongside two of the club’s brightest young prospects at forward, Max Domi and Anthony Duclair.
This extension with the Coyotes took a while to get done. Doan had flirted with the idea of retiring and, per KTAR’s John Gambadoro, received some calls from other teams upon becoming a free agent.
Doan had just wrapped the last of a four-year, $21.2 million deal with a $5.3M average annual cap hit. If the reported financials are accurate, he’ll take a slight pay cut, but will still rank among Arizona’s highest-paid players.